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Hurricanes and Tropical Storms

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  • Easy hurricane year in the Atlantic? Thank the Pacific

    Easy hurricane year in the Atlantic? Thank the Pacific
    Fourteen hurricanes, a record eight of them major, have emerged so far this season — in the Eastern Pacific. That's good news for hurricane-prone South Florida because whenever the Pacific is extremely busy, the Atlantic storm season is generally...
  • Tropical Storm Gonzalo forecast to become a hurricane

    Tropical Storm Gonzalo forecast to become a hurricane
    Tropical Storm Gonzalo, 5 a.m. Monday OUTLOOK:  Gonzalo sped up its westward progress and is forecast to become a hurricane by Tuesday. It is expected to continue to move west through Monday. A turn to the west-northwest is forecast on Monday night. The...
  • Mostly sunny and warm this holiday weekend

    Mostly sunny and warm this holiday weekend
    It should be a nice Columbus Day weekend to play outdoors with lots of sun and little chance of rain. It also should be breezy. South Florida's Friday forecast calls for highs in the upper 80s and lows in the upper 70s. Gusts to 23 mph. While there is...
  • Japan facing second typhoon as Vongfong approaches

    Japan facing second typhoon as Vongfong approaches
    A super typhoon that currently has winds of more than 150 mph could make landfall in Japan this weekend, making it the second storm to head for the country in recent days.  Typhoon Vongfong on Tuesday was about 750 miles southeast of Okinawa, Japan, and...
  • Tropical Storm Simon sending big waves to California beaches

    Tropical Storm Simon sending big waves to California beaches
    Tropical Storm Simon off Baja Mexico is creating high surf along local beaches, prompting warnings of strong rip currents and possible coastal flooding. The National Weather Service issued a warning Monday for high surf and strong rip currents along...
  • Tropical depression forecast to intensify, bears watching

    It had been a mushy batch of stormy weather in the Atlantic for days, not generating much concern. Now, it's time to pay closer attention. That's because a newly formed tropical depression is forecast to intensify into a Category 1 hurricane and draw...
  • Hurricane intensity era coming to an end?

    Hurricane intensity era coming to an end?
    Is the era of hurricane intensity drawing to a close? Such eras generally last between one and three decades, and we're in year 19. They tend to produce an abnormal number of hurricanes and major hurricanes each season, increasing the odds of a U.S....
  • Making scuba-diving a family sport

    Making scuba-diving a family sport
    Never mind the moray eel. I'm focused on rubbing the "lucky" porthole of a ship that sunk here in a hurricane nearly 150 years ago. Did I mention that I'm 60 feet underwater, diving mask on my face, breathing oxygen from a tank strapped to my back?...
  • Mission to analyze hurricanes from above coming to quiet end

    Mission to analyze hurricanes from above coming to quiet end
    As a tropical cyclone churned the Atlantic Ocean this month, a drone watched from above, dropping a paper-towel-roll-sized set of sensors attached to a parachute through the clouds on a 20-minute, 10-mile journey. The instruments revealed dry air low in...
  • Slow start to storm season, but stay alert

     Slow start to storm season, but stay alert
    Consider this week's deluge an important reminder. Yes, South Florida can use the rain, but the tropical disturbance that pummeled parts of our area Thursday and Friday — and possibly through the weekend — reminds us that we are hardly...
  • Hurricane center goes modern

    Hurricane center goes modern
    The National Hurricane Center is extremely high tech, drawing on satellites, supercomputers and reconnaissance aircraft. But its storm reports, written in all capital letters, are still stuck in the 1800s. As of this storm season, the center is...